Better than store bought, these Vegan Blueberry Poptarts are an easy and healthier alternative to traditional poptarts! Made with a delicious homemade blueberry filling and simple flaky coconut oil crust.
These have got to be my favourite types of recipes – taking a store bought treat and recreating a homemade version. These homemade Vegan Blueberry Poptarts are everything you love about the store bought version, without all the junk!
Not sure how popular poptarts are nowadays. Are kids still obsessed with them? They must be, if they’re still on store shelves. It blows my mind how long they’ve been around for. Fun fact: Poptarts were first introduced in 1964! 55 years of poptart history has been made. Can ya believe it?
But, IMHO, homemade poptarts are so much better! More natural ingredients, customizable filling, and the ability to stuff as much of said filling as you possibly can in them, etc., etc. What better filling than homemade blueberry compote? Another fun fact: Blueberry was one of the original four flavours of poptarts!
I mean just, look at how cute they are! Why would you ever choose store bought over these? Sweet b’berry filling, flaky coconut oil crust, topped with a sweet b’berry glaze.. Come on! These poptarts are basically a delicacy. And if you’re inner adult is saying, “poptarts are for kids“, call ’em the more sophisticated ‘hand pie‘ instead! Adults can poptart, too.
More poptarts & pie type yummies:
- Vegan Cherry Pop-tarts
- Best Ever Vegan Apple Pie
- Vegan Blueberry Mini Pies
- Vegan Strawberry Rhubarb Mini Pies
- Banana Cream Pie (V, GF)
- Filling: *this will make extra, which is great for topping oats or yogurt, spreading on bread, etc!
- 2 cups frozen blueberries
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 tbs lemon juice
- 1 tbs cornstarch mixed with 2 tbs water
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tbs sugar
- Pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup coconut oil, solid/cold
- 4-6 tbs ice cold water
- 2 tbs dairy free milk
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tbs blueberry filling
- 1-2 tbs dairy free milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- In a saucepan, combine frozen blueberries, sugar, lemon juice and vanilla extract over medium heat
- Stir occasionally, allowing the blueberries to soften and release their juices, about 10 minutes
- Stir in cornstarch dissolved in water and lower heat a bit
- Continue to cook for 5-8 more minutes, until filling thickens
- Remove from heat and allow to cool
- Make sure your coconut oil is in a solid state. If it’s soft or liquidy, chill in the fridge until solid
- Preheat oven to 350 °F
- In a food processor or large bowl, combine flour, sugar and salt. Pulse in food processor a few times to mix, or stir by hand
- Add in the solid coconut oil and pulse until the coconut oil is thoroughly mixed into the flour. If doing this by hand, cut the coconut oil into the flour using a fork or pastry cutter. I like to dig in there with my fingers to make sure there aren’t any large chunks of oil in the mixture (be careful not to warm the oil up with your hands, though)
- One tablespoon at a time, start adding the ice water. Pulse or stir until a dough starts to form. If you add too much water, add some more flour
- If the coconut oil has softened, form the dough into a disc and refrigerate until oil is cold again
- Lightly flour the surface you’ll be working on and roll out your dough. You want it to be about 1/8” thick
- Cut into rectangles roughly 3” x 5” if you want to stay true to typical pop-tart dimensions
- Transfer half of your rectangles to a parchment lined baking sheet
- Place a tablespoon of filling into the centre of each rectangle and gently spread, leaving about a finger width of space around all edges. Line the edges with a bit of water
- Place a non-filled rectangle on top of each filled one and gently press together. I like to press the edges with a fork to make sure they’re nice and sealed. Use your fork to poke a few holes into the top for venting.
- Brush the tops of your pop tarts with non-dairy milk for browning
- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the edges are golden brown
- Allow to cool a little before glazing
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk to combine. Add more sugar if too thin, and more milk if too thick. Spoon over top your cooled pop tarts and allow to set
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